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The Mumbai Indians (abbreviated as MI) are a franchise cricket team based within the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, that play inside the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Founded in 2008, the group is owned by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, through its one hundred% subsidiary IndiaWin Sports. Since its establishment, the team has played its home fits in the 33,108-ability Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

In 2017, the Mumbai Indians became the first franchise to move the $100 million mark in brand fee a few of the IPL franchises. The brand fee of Mumbai Indians, in 2019, is predicted to be around ₹809 crore (roughly $a hundred and fifteen million), the very best among all of the IPL franchises for the fourth consecutive yr.

Mumbai Indians is the maximum successful crew inside the IPL. They won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore through 31 runs inside the final. The crew won the double by using winning its first IPL title, in 2013, by way of defeating Chennai Super Kings by 23 runs in the finalafter which defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs to win its second Champions League Twenty20 title later that year. They received their 2nd IPL name on 24 May 2015 by defeating the Chennai Super Kings via 41 runs inside the final and became the 0.33 group to win multiple IPL name. On 21 May 2017, they received their third IPL title by way of defeating the Rising Pune Supergiant via 1 run in a thrilling very lastthus becoming the primary group to win 3 IPL titles. While gambling the tournament, they received their one centesimal T20, turning into the primary crew to do so. In 2019, they repeated the identical feat as they gained a record breaking fourth IPL nameby beating CSK by means of simply 1 run on 12th May, 2019 in IPL Final.

Mumbai Indians are currently captained by way of Rohit Sharma. Mahela Jayawardene turned into appointed as head instruct of Mumbai Indians before the 2017 season. Sharma is the main run scorer of the team whilst Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket taker of the group and the IPL as nicely.


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced in September 2007 the status quo of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 competition to be started in 2008. In January 2008, the BCCI unveiled the owners of eight metropolisbased totally franchises. The Mumbai franchise turned into sold to the Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) for $111.9 million, making it the maximum high priced crew to be sold within the league. RIL, owned by means of Mukesh Ambani obtained the rights to the franchise for a period of 10 years. The franchise changed into subsequently named “Mumbai Indians”.


2008–2009: Struggle in the initial seasons

The Indian Premier League named 4 gamers as icon gamers for his or her respective town franchises which made the players unavailable to play for any group aside from their city crew. Sachin Tendulkar become named Mumbai’s icon player. The icon player turned into additionally entitled to earn 15% more than the subsequentexceptional paid player of their group. At first participant auctions for the inaugural IPL season carried out in February 2008, the Mumbai franchise offered numerous star international cricketers along with Sanath Jayasuriya, Harbhajan Singh, Shaun Pollock, Lasith Malinga and Robin Uthappa. The franchise named Sachin Tendulkar as the captain of the team and appointed former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput because the head educate. However, Tendulkar was injured before the begin of the 2008 season due to which Harbhajan Singh took over as the captain inside the preliminary stage of the season. The crew got off to a bad begin in the season dropping their first four games via some comprehensive margins. Their first healthy become a 5-wicket defeat to the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 20 April 2008 at the Wankhede. Their stand-in captain, Harbhajan, turned into suspended from the event for reportedly slapping Sreesanth throughout Mumbai’s league in shape towards Kings XI Punjab. After Harbhajan’s suspension, Shaun Pollock assumed the management duties until Tendulkar’s go back on 24 May. Under Pollock’s captaincy, Mumbai gained six out in their subsequent six games which left them needing to win more out of the ultimate four fits to qualify for the semifinals. Mumbai suffered 3 ultimate-over defeats in the next 3 gamessuch as off the remaining ball, earlier than prevailing their ultimate league suit. They completed 5th in the points desk with 7 wins and seven losses, lacking out on a semifinal spot by simply one point.

The 2009 season become played in South Africa because it coincided with multi-segment 2009 Indian wellknown elections due to which the Government of India refused to commit the Indian paramilitary forces to offer protection for the IPL. Before the start of the season, Mumbai Indians traded Robin Uthappa for Zaheer Khan with Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Ashish Nehra for Shikhar Dhawan with the Delhi Daredevils. Shaun Pollock retired after the primary season and have become the head train of the crew. Lasith Malinga, who ignored the preceding season due to an injuryagain to the crew. At the participant auction, Mumbai offered South African batsman JP Duminy to bolster their batting department. After triumphing their starting in shape towards the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai struggled to position up regular performances in the course of the season. They relied closely on Duminy and Tendulkar’s batting, and Malinga’s bowling along side minimal contributions from other gamers. With handiest five wins from 14 suits, Mumbai completed on seventh region inside the league table.

2010–2012: Rise as a strong team

At the 2010 players public sale, Mumbai Indians offered Trinidadian all-rounder Kieron Pollard for $750,000 following a mystery tiebreaker. After the public sale, they signed up ten uncapped Indian players out whom seven were former ICL players. Former India cricketer Robin Singh was named because the head teach of the team as Pollock took up the function of bowling coach. Mumbai had to shift their domestic venue to Brabourne Stadium for the season because the Wankhede became undergoing upkeep to host some suits of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Mumbai won seven in their first eight games to take the pinnacle spot inside the factors desk. Their fulfillment turned into mainly due to the efforts of Tendulkar, Malinga, Harbhajan, Ambati Rayudu and Saurabh Tiwary. They gained three of the remaining six league video games and completed with 20 factors from 14 video games at the top of the points table. They beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by means of 35 runs in the semifinal, thanks to Pollard’s all-spherical efforts (33* from thirteen balls, and 3/17). At the very last, they were defeated with the aid of the Chennai Super Kings through 22 runs. The Mumbai team management became criticised for the “strategic errors” during the final along with sending Abhishek Nayar and Harbhajan at batting positions three and four respectively while Duminy and Pollard had been sent at 7 and eight. Mumbai skipper Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 618 runs at a mean of 47.fifty three and strike price of 132.6, gained the Orange Cap for scoring maximum runs within the season. Mumbai certified for the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 where they have been eliminated within the organization level with wins and two defeats in 4 matches.

In 2011, with the addition of new teams to the IPL, the IPL Governing Council declared that every franchise could hold a maximum of four gamers of their 2010 squad, and the relaxation of the worldwide gamers could be auctioned. Mumbai Indians retained Tendulkar, Harbhajan, Pollard and Malinga for a sum of $4.5 million. This retention left the franchise with the electricity of spending $4.5 million at the public sale where they bought Indian batsman Rohit Sharma for $2 million, former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds for $850,000, and pacer Munaf Patel for $700,000. Mumbai gained eight of their first ten league games following which they suffered a lack of form that led to 3 consecutive defeats and a last-ball win of their closing league match. They completed 0.33 at the points table with 18 points from 14 games and qualified for the Eliminator. The Eliminator was performed on the Wankhede where Mumbai faced the Kolkata Knight Riders. After prevailing the toss and electing to bowl first, Mumbai restrained Kolkata to 147 in 20 overs and chased down the target for the loss of six wickets with 4 balls to spare. Munaf Patel received the Man of the Match for his bowling figures of 3/27. With this win, Mumbai certified for the Qualifying very last against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the winner of which would play the Super Kings in the final. Mumbai skipper Tendulkar won the toss once more and put their competition into bat who set Mumbai a target of 186. Mumbai kept dropping wickets at regular durations from the begin of their innings and could rating only 142/eight, falling brief by forty three runs. The pinnacle main wicket-takers of the season had been Mumbai Indians pacers Lasith Malinga and Munaf Patel with 28 and 22 wickets respectively.

Mumbai certified for the 2011 Champions League Twenty20 held in India. Before the begin of the event, six first-preference Indian gamers within the Mumbai squad which includes Tendulkar, Sharma and Patel have been dominated out of the tournament due to injuries and two more Indian players have been ruled out based on medical reports. This left their 14-member squad with simplest six Indian playerswhilst the match allowed a maximum of four foreign places gamers and minimal of seven neighborhood gamers within the gambling eleven. An exception changed into made for the Mumbai Indians which accepted them to field 5 foreign places gamers during the tournament. Harbhajan changed into named the stand-in captain in the absence of Tendulkar. Mumbai have been placed in Group A along Chennai Super Kings, New South Wales Blues, Cape Cobras and Trinidad & Tobago. Mumbai had two wins, one defeat and one no bring about the group level which gave them the second place at the group points table with 5 factors. They qualified for the semifinal and Mumbai batsman Suryakumar Yadav returned to the squad after convalescing from his injury. This brought about the withdrawal of the concession given by using the Champions League for the Mumbai Indians to field 5 remote places gamers. Mumbai faced Somerset County Cricket Club within the semifinal at Chennai. Batting first, Mumbai made 160/five in 20 overs. Somerset’s chase was dented by Malinga who picked 4 wickets for 20 (all bowled) to assist Mumbai restrict Somerset to 150 and win the suit by 10 runs. The very last become additionally performed in Chennai wherein Mumbai met Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai batted first and controlled only 139 in 20 overs. Bangalore started out strongly within the run-chase putting 38 for the first wicket earlier than Malinga broke the partnership. Harbhajan then picked up the key wickets of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli triggering a batting crumble and in the end Bangalore have been bowled out for 108, giving Mumbai a 31-run victory and their first-ever identify. Harbahajan was named player of the fit and Malinga received the person of the event award. Andrew Symonds retired from all kinds of cricket in early 2012.

Before the start of the 2012 season, the Mumbai Indians traded Dinesh Karthik from Kings XI Punjab and Pragyan Ojha from the Deccan Chargers for undisclosed sums. At the public sale, the franchise sold five gamers inclusive of R. P. Singh, Thisara Perera (each for $600,000) and Mitchell Johnson. Tendulkar stepped down from captaincy hours earlier than the season’s first recreation following which Harbhajan become appointed because the captain. In the primary half of of the league degree, Mumbai had 4 wins and 4 defeats, such as three losses at domestic. Mumbai did not have a hard and fast commencing combination, with Tendulkar missing out 4 suits because of an injury and other opening batsmen failing to expose consistency. Johnson changed into ruled out of rest of the season in late-April with an damage and Dwayne Smith became named his replacement inside the squad. Mumbai fared better in the 2nd 1/2 of the league stagetriumphing six in their eight suits. They finished third at the points desk with 20 points from 16 matches and certified for the Eliminator in opposition to the fourth-positioned Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore. Mumbai received the toss and positioned Chennai in to bat first. After dropping wickets within the first two overs, Chennai managed to position up 187/five in 20 overs mainly because of their captain MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 20-ball 51. Mumbai’s chase had commenced solidly with the score analyzing 47/0 in the 5th over, before they started dropping wickets at ordinary intervals to give up at 149/9 and lose the fit via 38 runs. They gained direct qualification to the 2012 Champions League Twenty20 in South Africa, along side the 3 IPL teams that completed at the pinnacle that season. Mumbai, positioned in Group B, had been winless within the match with 3 defeats and one no result.

2013– The IPL and CLT20 Double

The 2013 IPL saw Anil Kumble being appointed because the chief mentor, after he give up a similar role from Royal Challengers Bangalore. With a hunch in batting shape of Ricky Ponting, he become ultimately dropped from the gambling eleven and Rohit Sharma took lead of the team. Having the experienced recommendation of the likes of Anil Kumble, Jonty Rhodes and Sachin Tendulkar, the crew emerged effective in IPL 2013.

In the yr 2013 Mumbai Indians started out off by means of dropping against the Royal Challengers Bangalore due to the efforts of Chris Gayle and pace bowler Vinay Kumar but they have been capable of make a comeback in that match because of Dinesh Karthik because of which Mumbai lost by using simply one run. In the second healthy towards the Chennai Super Kings the openers went off affordably however because of the efforts of Dinesh Karthik and Kieron Pollard Mumbai had put a defendable score at the board. The Mumbai Indians bowlers commenced off well with the aid of dismissing Murali Vijay cost effectively and the fit went off until the remaining over with the Super Kings needing 16 off the closing over with MS Dhoni on strike and Munaf Patel to bowl; Patel brushed off Dhoni on the primary ball and Mumbai won the match easily by using 9 runs. In their 0.33 fit in opposition to the Delhi Daredevils Mumbai another time misplaced their openers Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar affordably and this time it changed into again Dinesh Karthik who delivered the in shape in Mumbai’s grasp, however this time it became no longer Kieron Pollard, however it became Rohit Sharma with him which helped the Mumbai Indians reach the formidable score of 209/five. At one stage it seemed that David Warner would snatch the sport faraway from Mumbai but the Mumbai Indians bowlers got rid of David Warner by means of dismissing him after which the Delhi Daredevils collapsed because of which Mumbai Indians received easily by means of forty four runs. In the next in shape against the Pune Warriors India Mumbai got off to a flying begin with a 54-run opening stand between the so-referred to as Pon-dulkar(Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar) and then it was followed by means of Rohit Sharma because of which Mumbai scored 183/three and won the healthy without problems via 41 runs. In the subsequent healthy towards the Rajasthan Royals Mumbai had been bundled out for simply 92 giving the Rajasthan Royals an 83-run victory due to which Ricky Ponting stepped down as a captain and retired from all kinds of cricket. With Rohit Sharma in right batting form, he changed into made the captain. Under his captaincy the Mumbai Indians improved a lot and gained their first IPL name.

They endured their prevailing streak inside the Champions League. But within the Champions league, too, they had pretty slow begin which saw them having to win their very last in shape of the league degree against the Perth Scorchers via a margin; they did it by using the mixed efforts of Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dwayne Smith and skipper Rohit Sharma. In the final Glenn Maxwell scored a short fire 14-ball 37. Mumbai published 202/6 and received the suit effortlessly by using 33 runs.

2014 – 2018

In 2014 Mumbai didn’t start out nicely losing five of their suits within the UAE leg in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils by way of massive margins however did well in their 5th suit in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad however therefore lost the fits towards respective opponents.

In the Indian leg they made a comeback by way of beating Kings XI Punjab who were on the pinnacle of the table at that time. After that they have been inconsistent with their performance. They won against Royal Challengers Bangalore however lost against Chennai Super Kings. They won towards the Sunrisers Hyderabad and again lost against Kolkata Knight Riders. But after dropping against the Kolkata Knight Riders they received against Kings XI Punjab and the Delhi Daredevils respectively.

In the match towards Kings XI Punjab, Lendl Simmons scored a hundred because of which they won comfortably through seven wickets.

With one sport left to play they have been 5th in the table with 12 points. In the last league-degree in shape of the season in opposition to Rajasthan Royals who were fourth within the league desk with 14 factors they needed to win by using a large margin so as to leapfrog the opponent into the fourth spot and claim the play-offs spot too. Rajasthan Royals set the target of one hundred ninety runs however Mumbai Indians had to reach the target in 14.three overs for you to improve the internet run price and declare the fourth function inside the desk but they simply controlled a tie with the Rajasthan Royals in 14.three overs. So the Mumbai Indians wished a boundary off the next ball to push Rajasthan Royals beneath and declare that fourth spot and Aditya Tare hit a six to a full toss bowled via James Faulkner. Due to that six they reached the play-offs of IPL however lost against the Chennai Super Kings within the eliminator which ended their IPL 2014 marketing campaign.

The Mumbai Indians qualified within the qualifier spherical of the CLT20 2014. Due to injury to their skipper Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard changed into named as their captain.

In the first matc,h they faced the primary the FBT20 2014 champions Lahore Lions but they misplaced in opposition to them with Lahore Lions triumphing by way of 6 wickets in 18.four overs. In the second fit, they confronted the Southern Express, who had a sluggish start and misplaced wickets regularly but managed to attain 161/6 in 20 overs. The Mumbai Indians started off with an first rate starting partnership of 139 runs in just 14 overs but lost their first wicket at the 4th ball of the fifteenth over however skipper Kieron Pollard ended things off in blistering way, scoring 20 runs from just 7 balls. But within the final suit against the Northern Knights they simply managed 132 runs which the Northern Knights won quite simply 6 wickets with 16 balls to spare. In this way Mumbai’s CLT20 2014 campaign ended.

Mumbai Indians won their second IPL title in 2015 once they defeated Chennai Super Kings via 41 runs. They started the season with 4 IPL defeats mainly because of their bowling. They misplaced Aaron Finch and Corey Anderson because of harm for the rest of the season, which meant Lendl Simmons were given a hazard back into the crew and with the assist of 6 half of-centuries, gave the group strong starts in the course of the season. He become the pinnacle scorer for Mumbai with 540 runs and joint second (with Ajinkya Rahane) in total for the season behind David Warner. The creation of some other strike bowler Mitchell McClenaghan inside the crew provided excellent help to Lasith Malinga upfront. Mumbai went directly to win 9 out in their ultimate 10 Matches to win the identify way to stable batting performances from Simmons, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard and excellent bowling from Malinga, McClenaghan and Harbhajan Singh.

In the Vivo IPL 2016 Auction they bought Tim Southee, Nathu Singh, Jos Buttler, Jitesh Sharma, KP Kamath, Krunal Pandya and Deepak Punia. They finished the season within the 5th spot in the points desk.

In IPL 2017, the Mumbai Indians finished on the top of the factors deskwinning 10 out of 14 fits. They went on to win the trophy after beating Rising Pune Supergiant in a nail-biting end which is regularly hailed as the nice IPL match and IPL very last until date. This changed into their third IPL identify and with it they have become the maximum a success crew inside the records of IPL.

In IPL 2018, the Mumbai Indians Finished at Fifth Spot After Winning 6 and Losing 8 Matches.

2019 – Current

In the year, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings played in the very last of Vivo IPL 2019 where Mumbai defeated Chennai through 1 run within the final to come to be champions for record 4th time. The very last of 2019 had a thriller end which noticed Chennai Super Kings needing 2 runs of the ultimate shipping wherein Mumbai Indians bowler Lasith Malinga took wicket on last delivery and won the in shape for Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings through 1 run to boost the IPL trophy for the report fourth time. Mumbai Indians turn out to be simplest team to have maximum IPL trophy, and the most a hit team ever.

Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard received ‘Harrier Super Striker of the Match’ identify for 2 and three instances respectively. Hardik Pandya scored 91 runs of simply 34 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders and made the fastest 50 of just 17 balls in that fit.

Alzzari Joseph recorded the best bowling figures 6/12 in IPL records within the in shape in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad which become also his IPL debut.

In IPL auction 2020, Mumbai Indians delivered 6 new names that is Chris Lynn (2 crore), Nathan Coulter-Nile (8 crore), Saurabh Tiwary (50 lakh), Mohsin Khan (20 lakh), Digvijay Deshmukh (20 lakh), Balwant Rai Singh (20 lakh) to their squad.

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